On December 30, 2021 Akari Therapeutics, Plc (Nasdaq: AKTX) ("Akari" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapeutics to treat orphan autoimmune and inflammatory diseases where the complement and/or leukotriene systems are implicated, reported that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional investors and accredited investors, led by existing investors of the Company, including Dr. Ray Prudo, the Company’s Chairman, to receive gross proceeds of approximately $6.0 million (Press release, Akari Therapeutics, DEC 30, 2021, View Source [SID1234598027]).
In connection with the offering, the Company will issue approximately 4,310,839 registered American Depository Shares (ADSs) of Akari at a purchase price of $1.40 per ADS in a registered direct offering. Additionally, for each ADS purchased by investors, the investors will receive a registered warrant to purchase one-half ADS. The warrants will have an exercise price of $1.65 per ADS, will be exercisable upon their issuance and will expire five years from the issuance date. The closing of the offering is expected to take place on or about January 4, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Paulson Investment Company, LLC, is acting as the exclusive placement agent in connection with this offering.
The securities described above are being offered by Akari pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-251673) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 23, 2020 and declared effective by the SEC on December 31, 2020. The offering of the securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement.
The Company will file a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus with the SEC relating to the securities being offered. When available, electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may be obtained at the SEC’s website at View Source, or by contacting Donald A. Wojnowski Jr. of Paulson Investment Company, LLC, at (855) 653-3444 or at [email protected].
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein. There shall not be any offer, solicitation of an offer to buy, or sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offering, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.